Droner Nation Blog

Tearing up the rule book

We found out on the 11th of November that the DfT has made a decision to ignore the EASA Open Category C marking system. The current expectation is that they will issue an amendment to the Implementing Regulations before the end of December with the changes coming into force

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Black Friday for Professional Surveyors: Drone Survey Equipment & Software Specials

Rome, NY: Microdrones and Geocue announce month-long savings on drone LiDAR and LP360 dronesoftware. These month-long Black Friday Special Offers are valid for any orders sent before December31, 2022. MICRODRONES mdLiDAR1000HR (Traditional): For surveyors in need of fully integrated dronesurveying systems, they can take advantage of a year-end Black Friday

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Extending commercial drone operation with satellite connectivity

Astrocast Case Study: INVOLI INVOLI works with Astrocast to add satellite connectivity to its drone tracking solution. With complete traffic awareness and drone positioning information across the globe, commercial operators can expand drone usage for delivery, surveying and emergency support to even the most remote, unpopulated areas of the world.

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COPTRZ Works with BT on Drone Strategy

BT is pushing ahead with its adoption of drone technology and the training of its people. As a CAA registered RAE’s (Recognised Assessment Entities), BT chose COPTRZ for their capability to provide not only drone pilot training but also additional bespoke wraparound training solutions. In addition COPTRZ have supplied state-of-the-art

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Racing Drone Based Loitering Munitions System

LANIUS is Elbit Systems’ new drone-based search-and-attack loitering munition designed for short-range operation through deployment via a multicopter as well as by hand. The design is based on racing drones which allows LANIUS to utilize high degrees of speed and maneuverability to essentially rush a target before exploding. Elbit’s introduction

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Iran Outsourcing Kamikaze Drone Production to Venezuela

Tehran, Caracas, and Moscow have been running a secretive air bridge just as Iran appears to be surging its transfer of attack drones to Russia, raising questions about whether these activities are linked. As the United States considers whether to ease sanctions on Venezuela in order to boost global oil

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Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV Completes Automatic Taxi Tests

The Bayraktar KIZILELMA National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System was transferred to AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Çorlu, Tekirdağ at the beginning of the week. The first Automatic Taxi and Running Test conducted without safety ties, directed by Baykar Chairman of the Board and Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar,

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DJI Agriculture Launches the Mavic 3 Multispectral to Spark the Development of Global Precision Agriculture

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today introduces DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral, bringing advanced productivity tools to individuals and organizations engaged in precision agriculture around the world. This version of DJI Mavic 3 is equipped with a multispectral imaging system that quickly captures crop growth

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H3 Dynamics completes the world’s first flight with proprietary distributed hydrogen-electric nacelle technology

TOULOUSE, France -The future of hydrogen aviation powered by H3 Dynamics’ distributed hydrogen propulsion nacelles has taken flight for the very first time in France. Following the announcement of its hydrogen aviation concept back in 2018, H3 Dynamics managed to become a topic at an Oval Office press conference on

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Can You Bring a Drone to India?

You are permitted to carry a drone with you into India on a plane, provided that you have prior permission from the Department of Telecommunication to operate in a dedicated frequency band (WPC Wing).

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Can You Bring a Drone to France?

Drone operation is legal in France, but you must adhere to specific rules by the French Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). You are not subject to these rules if your drone

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Blue Bear Hyper Enabled Soldier System (HESS)

Blue Bear (BB) recently announced the release of their pioneering Hyper Enabled Soldier System (HESS) concept. This system will deliver wearable innovative technology to the next generation of warfighters and as a capability will empower them to maintain their battlefield edge over potential future adversaries within all domains. The Hyper

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UK – A2 Certificate of Competence use post 31 December 2022

Following the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) consultation on whether to extend the legacy and transitional provisions for drones operating in the open category, and after a formal decision from the Department for Transport (DfT), it has been decided that the transition and legacy provisions will now be extended to

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Austrian Federal Railways and FREQUENTIS collaborate on hanger-based drone operations

Automated drones to provide faster, more efficient, and more frequent rail track maintenance checks in the future A dense rail network with almost 10,000 kilometres of track and over 1,000 stations and stops is the basis for the comprehensive and environmentally friendly provision of transport services in Austria. Austrian Federal

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DJI Introduces the O3 Air Unit to Empower FPV to Truly go the Distance

The O3 Air Unit Brings Incredibly Reliable, Low-Latency, High-Resolution Image Transmission in a Compact Size to Unleash Boundless Aerial Creativity DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today introduces the O3 Air Unit, a compact, lightweight FPV camera and transmission module system that delivers an incredibly

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New York Power Authority deploys AI technology for drone-captured power grid safety analysis

New AI-powered Platform Improves Accuracy, Leveraging Drone-captured Data to Detect Faults and Anomalies During Infrastructure Inspections and Avoid Power Failures The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that artificial intelligence technology is significantly improving its in-house drone inspection program, allowing transmission lines to be more quickly and thoroughly evaluated

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Taiwan’s Chien Hsiang loitering drone was designed to destroy enemy radar and UAVs

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 22, 2022 –

Taiwan’s domestically produced drone technology, developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), which develops military technology, was displayed to the public shortly after the conclusion of China’s annual air show at Zhuhai, as debates intensify over the likelihood of a

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Serbia strikes down drone near Kosovo: army

Belgrade (AFP) Nov 2, 2022 –

Serbia’s army said Wednesday it had struck down a drone flying near its military sites in the southwest of the country near Kosovo.

“The drone, which was flying from the Kopaonik mountain (on the border with Kosovo) towards military establishments, was taken down with electronic

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